The 2019 Year in Review for The Restoration Initiative details progress and stories from the first year of its implementation. With support from the GEF, this pathbreaking program led by the International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is supporting ten Asian and African countries in achieving shared restoration goals.
The Annual Report covers implementation of the Resilient Food Systems (RFS) program between 2018 – 2019, providing an overview of the activities, achievements, lessons learned, and best practices of the 12 country projects and the RFS Regional Hub. The report captures and highlights the considerable learning and knowledge that has been generated and shared by the implementing agencies, partners, and beneficiaries within each country project. It serves as an acknowledgement of the significant achievements made possible by the collective efforts of all RFS partners.
The planetGOLD program works in partnership with governments, the private sector, and artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) communities in nine countries to significantly improve the production practices and work environment of artisanal and small-scale miners.
This publication captures the GEF Small Grant Programme's (SGP) experiences and lessons learned on plastics management, spanning not only the area of chemical and waste management, but also international waters and biodiversity conservation.
The Small Grants Programme (SGP) is a corporate programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that finances community-led initiatives to address global environmental and sustainable development issues.
Launched in 1992, it is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of the GEF Partnership. It is specifically designed to generate local action by empowering civil society organizations (CSOs) and poor and vulnerable communities, including indigenous peoples and women.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the 11th goal particularly relevant to cities. SDG 11 commits the world to making “cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Building on the SDGs, the New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted at the 2016 Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, sets out a 20-year road map for the sustainable urban development of cities and municipalities. The document focuses on improving residents’ social, cultural, and environmental well-being.
Women make up half of the world’s population and are fundamental to the achievement of global environmental benefits and the Sustainable Development Goals. As primary caretakers of households and communities, women have highly specialized and valuable knowledge for the conservation and management of natural resources. At the same time, they are often the most impacted by environmental degradation and climate-related events. At its core, the Small Grants Programme believes that women are important agents of change and should be meaningfully involved in environmental programming.